By John Presper
On December 6, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6 in Certain Optoelectronic Devices for Fiber Optic Communications, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-860).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set February 28, 2014 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).  The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Avago Technologies Fiber IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., and Avago Technologies U.S. Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation and sale of certain optoelectronic devices for fiber optic communications, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,947,456 and 5,596,595.  See our October 30, 2012 post for more details.

ALJ Essex directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by December 13, 2012.  ALJ Essex further instructed the parties to anticipate that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on July 8, 2013, for purposes of preparing proposed procedural schedules.